Y Combinator is restoring one of Alan Kay's Xerox Alto machines

curiousmarc3 at gmail.com curiousmarc3 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 03:05:02 CDT 2016

And here is Ken's new post in the series


> On Jun 21, 2016, at 10:59 PM, CuriousMarc <curiousmarc3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The restoration is physically happening at my place. As noted below we have 
> a small and quite knowledgeable group of people contributing, including 
> actual hardware when we are missing a part (thanks Al !). A few of us are 
> chronicling this on our favorite media from our favorite angle.
> I like to make short videos trying to convey the inside story of the 
> restoration, on my YouTube channel:
> https://www.youtube.com/curiousmarc
> It's interspersed with all the other restorations, but two videos so far:
> https://youtu.be/YupOC_6bfMI
> https://youtu.be/xPyqQXFC2yw
> Ed Thelen likes to collect every bit of raw information floating around, 
> including some of the team emails and throw them into equally raw site, as 
> he does for the IBM 1401 restoration effort at CHM:
> http://ed-thelen.org/RestoreAlto/index.html
> Carl Claunch methodically recounts everything he does every day (and he does 
> a lot), so when he works on the Alto, you'll know every detail:
> http://rescue1130.blogspot.com/
> Ken Shirriff makes deeply researched, superlative detailed posts on his 
> blog. These are reference pieces, I admire them a lot:
> http://www.righto.com/2016/06/y-combinators-xerox-alto-restoring.html
> And it gets discussed on the Y-combinator (the owners of the machine) and 
> hopefully here too.
> Seeing the interest, I will make an effort to post new links when they 
> become available, unless of course Master Al beats me to it.
> Marc
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Al Kossow
> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 8:54 AM
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Y Combinator is restoring one of Alan Kay's Xerox Alto machines
> http://www.righto.com/2016/06/y-combinators-xerox-alto-restoring.html
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11929396
> http://ed-thelen.org/RestoreAlto/index.html
>> On 6/20/16 8:51 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> I post just went up on Saturday. It's nice that both CHM and LCM folks
>> are helping with this.
>>> On 6/20/16 8:41 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> http://www.righto.com/2016/06/y-combinators-xerox-alto-restoring.html
>>> Found via:
>>> http://www.osnews.com/story/29261/Xerox_Alto_restoring_the_legendary_
>>> 1970s_GUI_computer
>>> There are 2 videos up so far, with disassemblies that may interest 
>>> CCmpers.
>>> Some people from the list are involved, including Al Kossow, but I
>>> haven't seen the link posted.

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